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DENVER -- After a slow start, the Colorado Rockies are hitting their stride.
"We're just putting it together as a group, as a team," said Carlos Gonzalez, who singled twice and drove in a run to extend a hitting spree in which he's batted .625 with six homers and 11 RBI over the last six games.
"We have so many good hitters here who can do a lot of damage. From the top of the lineup to the bottom, we've been doing a really good job of creating a lot of runs for our team. We've got to continue to win, but it's a good sign," he said.
Pinch hitter Chris Nelson and Michael Cuddyer added back-to-back solo homers off reliever Josh Lindblom in the eighth inning. Colorado scored four unearned runs and sent the Dodgers to their season-worst fifth loss in a row.
"We gave them too many outs, too many extra bases," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "You can't do that here in this park, you're going to get burned. It was the sloppiest game that we've had, it just didn't look right. Too many mistakes."
Dexter Fowler also had three hits and two RBI for the Rockies, who are averaging 10.6 runs during their winning streak despite missing star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a groin strain.
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"Coming out of spring training, we felt this was what our lineup could do," Cuddyer said. "It's a very deep lineup, one through eight, that can go out there and produce. We're gaining confidence now, and be where we're supposed to be."
Josh Outman, going from the bullpen to the rotation spot left vacant when Jamie Moyer was cut by Colorado earlier this week, allowed two hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings as part of a pitching-by-committee approach.
Outman made his first start since last September while with Oakland. Adam Ottavino (1-0), the third of five Rockies pitchers, earned his first major league victory with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Chris Capuano (7-2) went 5 1/3 innings and gave up seven hits and a season-high seven runs, though three of them were unearned.
"I wasn't real happy the way I handled it mentally out there today," Capuano said. "I was getting real frustrated with myself. My command was just off today. That's frustrating to me, that I couldn't grind it out and get through that sixth inning and keep us in the game."
Colorado took a 2-0 lead in the second without the benefit of a hit. Cuddyer reached when third baseman Ivan De Jesus' throw to first base pulled Scott Van Slyke off the bag. Cuddyer advanced to third on a pair of fly outs and Rosario drew a walk.
Cuddyer had a long lead off third and Rosario was in the process of stealing second when catcher Matt Treanor threw wide of De Jesus at third, allowing both Cuddyer and Rosario to score as Tony Gwynn Jr. chased the errant toss down in left field.
The Rockies moved in front 3-0 in the fourth with the help of another error. After Cuddyer drew a leadoff walk, Todd Helton grounded sharply in the hole between first and second. Van Slyke made a dive for the ball and missed before Jerry Hairston, ranging over from second, snagged it with his glove as he fell to the ground. But the throw from his backside was wide of Capuano, covering first, and Cuddyer advanced to third before coming home on Jordan Pacheco's double-play grounder.
The Dodgers got on the board in the fourth when Alex Castellanos, recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier this week after Matt Kemp reaggravated a hamstring injury and returned to the disabled list, had an RBI triple for his first major league hit. He also had a sacrifice fly in the sixth, pulling the Dodgers to within 4-2.
But the Rockies broke the game open with four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
|Wilin Rosario hits a two-run homer to lead the Rockies past the Dodgers for their season-high fifth straight victory. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Tony Gwynn Jr., CF||4||0||2||0||1||0||1||.286|
|Ivan De Jesus Jr., 3B-2B||5||0||1||0||0||2||3||.318|
|Andre Ethier, RF||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.323|
|Josh Lindblom, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Adam Kennedy, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.213|
|Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B-SS||3||2||1||0||1||0||1||.372|
|Scott Van Slyke, 1B-RF||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.200|
|Alex Castellanos, LF||3||0||2||2||0||1||0||.667|
|Matt Treanor, C||2||0||0||1||2||1||1||.273|
|Dee Gordon, SS||3||0||0||0||0||2||4||.222|
|Jamey Wright, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- James Loney, PH-1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.248|
|Chris Capuano, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.118|
|Elian Herrera, 3B||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.321|
|a-flied out for Lindblom in the 9th|
|b-popped out for Wright in the 8th|
|2B - Tony Gwynn Jr. (5, Rogers), Ivan De Jesus Jr. (3, Ottavino), Jerry Hairston Jr. (6, Belisle), Scott Van Slyke (2, Torres)|
|3B - Alex Castellanos (1, Torres)|
|SF - Alex Castellanos (1)|
|RBI - Alex Castellanos 2 (2), Matt Treanor (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Alex Castellanos (1)|
|SB - Tony Gwynn Jr. 2 (7, 3rd base off Outman/Rosario, 2nd base off Torres/Rosario), Matt Treanor (1, 2nd base off Torres/Rosario)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Gordon-Hairston-Van Slyke|
|E - Ivan De Jesus Jr. (1, Throwing), Jerry Hairston Jr. 2 (2, Throwing), Matt Treanor (2, Throwing)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Chris Capuano (L,7-2)||5.1||7||7||4||4||3||1||2.50|
|WP - Chris Capuano (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 94-55, Jamey Wright 39-23, Josh Lindblom 25-17|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 6-6, Jamey Wright 3-1, Josh Lindblom 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 26, Jamey Wright 12, Josh Lindblom 5|
|Dexter Fowler, CF||5||2||3||2||0||1||0||.294|
|Marco Scutaro, SS||4||0||2||1||1||0||2||.262|
|Carlos Gonzalez, LF||4||0||2||1||0||0||2||.335|
|Matt Belisle, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Chris Nelson, PH-3B||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.230|
|Michael Cuddyer, RF||4||4||2||1||1||0||2||.287|
|Esmil Rogers, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Todd Helton, 1B||3||1||2||0||1||0||0||.240|
|b- Tyler Colvin, PH-RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.281|
|Jordan Pacheco, 3B-1B||5||1||1||0||0||0||2||.299|
|Wilin Rosario, C||4||3||1||3||1||1||0||.229|
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||3||1||1||1||1||0||0||.231|
|Josh Outman, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Carlos Torres, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Adam Ottavino, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|c- Eric Young Jr., PH-LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.234|
|a-homered for Belisle in the 8th|
|b-grounded out for Helton in the 8th|
|c-hit into fielder's choice for Ottavino in the 7th|
|2B - Todd Helton (9, Capuano)|
|HR - Chris Nelson (1, Lindblom), Michael Cuddyer (7, Lindblom), Wilin Rosario (8, Capuano)|
|RBI - Dexter Fowler 2 (28), Marco Scutaro (10), Carlos Gonzalez (45), Chris Nelson (8), Michael Cuddyer (36), Wilin Rosario 3 (21), DJ LeMahieu (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Dexter Fowler 2 (12), Marco Scutaro (6), Carlos Gonzalez (10)|
|SB - Michael Cuddyer (7, 2nd base off Wright/Treanor), Wilin Rosario (2, off Capuano/Treanor), DJ LeMahieu (1, 3rd base off Capuano/Treanor)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - LeMahieu-Scutaro-Helton, Scutaro-Helton|
|PB - Wilin Rosario (6)|
|Adam Ottavino (H,2; W,1-0)||1.2||2||0||0||0||3||0||0.75|
|WP - Carlos Torres (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Josh Outman 55-37, Carlos Torres 41-22, Adam Ottavino 27-17, Matt Belisle 18-14, Esmil Rogers 17-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Outman 2-2, Carlos Torres 3-2, Adam Ottavino 1-0, Matt Belisle 2-1, Esmil Rogers 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Josh Outman 12, Carlos Torres 12, Adam Ottavino 6, Matt Belisle 5, Esmil Rogers 4|
|Attendance - 36795|
|Game Time - 3:22|
|Temperature - 77|
|Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Brian O'Nora|